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The time is near

The quietly spoken, mild mannered bishop of Hong Kong is due to step down from his position when he turns 78 on July 31. For reasons best known to minds across the world in the Vatican, when he tendered his resignation as required prior to his 75th birthday, his offer was rejected and his term extended for a further three years, but with the rider it would not be extended again.
 
However, the eight years John Cardinal Tong Hon spent as the leader of the Church in Hong Kong have been highly eventful ones.
 








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Indonesian community celebrates 29th birthday

HONG KONG (SE): The Sacred Heart of Jesus Indonesian Catholic Community celebrated its 29 anniversary with a Mass celebrated by John Cardinal Tong Hon on July 2, marking the years of the Indonesian community’s journeying in Hong Kong.
 
The chaplain to the Indonesian community, Father Heribertus Hadiarto, together with Father Nicolas De Francqueville and Father Wa Wan joined Cardinal Tong in celebrating the Mass at Christ the King Chapel in Causeway Bay.
 

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Commissioned to protect life

HONG KONG (SE): At a Mass celebrated at the cathedral on May 31 to mark Pro-Life Day, the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, challenged all organisations in the diocese to be promoters of life.
 
It is the first time that the diocese has formally marked Pro-Life Day. In his message, which was published at the end of April, the cardinal stressed that human life should be protected from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death.
 

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Centenary of Fatima marked in Cheung Chau

HONG KONG (SE): People were urged to continue praying for peace in the world during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis marking the centenary of the apparition of Our Lady at Fatima in Portugal, and John Cardinal Tong Hon took up the same theme at a celebration of the feast day of the parish in Our Lady of Fatima on Cheung Chau on May 13.
 
Around 700 people, many of whom had crossed the seas from Hong Kong and Kowloon, gathered for the annual Mass.
 

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We are a people called to serve

HONG KONG (SE): As he gathered with the priests, deacons, people and religious of his diocese at the Chrism Mass on the morning of April 13, Holy Thursday, the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, invited the priests and deacons to renew the vows of their ordination.

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Chief executive-designate visits Cardinal Tong

 

The coadjutor of the diocese, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, and vicar general, Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming, gathered to extend their congratulations to Lam, who is a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wan Chai.

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An Easter greeting from our bishop

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord

May the Risen Lord bestow upon you
His Joy and Peace!

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